In 1907, Kalamazoo Public Library was designated a Federal Depository Library which acquires, houses and maintains government information in various formats. The federal depository collection is strong in these areas: census and legal information; conservation; gardening; travel; business, defense and popular government periodicals.
KPL served as a State Depository until 2006. KPL holds many runs of Michigan publications, such as the Senate and House journals, Michigan Manual, Michigan History magazine, along with individual publications such as Building and Residential Codes. The library maintains city, county and regional documents in the Local History room, as well as display documents, materials from federal, state and regional agencies on topics of current interest made available for public examination.
Today, a majority of government information can be found online. A selection of government information websites along with other government related resources can be found in the Government Topic Guide.